Yanzi Networks, a Swedish provider of smart building solutions, announced the addition of a new offering for the smart building segment, dubbed “Hybrid Mesh”.
With the number of devices in smart buildings expected to reach 3.3 billion by 2022, the Swedish firm highlighted that there is an increased focus on how to cost-effectively connect buildings while providing reliable coverage.
Yanzi’s new Hybrid Mesh solution increases the range of a gateway by extending coverage over a larger area. This technology can pass through obstacles like walls and floors, which significantly improves connectivity in hard-to-reach places, Yanzi Networks said.
Stefan Sandhagen, Chief Product Officer at Yanzi said: “The hybrid mesh allows you to scale any site far more efficiently by enabling an increased number of sensors to be connected while substantially extending coverage in a cost effective way.”
The company said that Hybrid Mesh will be released in Europe and the U.S. during the first quarter of 2020.
The Yanzi platform collects a wide variety of data in real-time including occupancy, motion, ambient noise, temperature, light, and air quality, the company said. It says that its solutions help customers to create attractive working environments by optimizing space, improving indoor climate and saving energy, as well as increasing productivity and efficiency of employees.
Yanzi Networks had previously teamed up with leading players within the global ICT and facility management industries to showcase how to install a mesh of sensors and deploy them in a range of third-party analytics platforms, such as Microsoft Azure and IBM Watson. The array of Yanzi Networks sensors is automatically configured, and in just a few hours it can be installed in a full-sized office and be up and running, with sensor data being transferred to an implementation where tenants can easily monitor data, the company said.
With this data companies can adjust cooling and heating systems, lighting, and regulate cleaning crews in order to optimize workflow, workspace and workforce.